Happy Independence Day!
This 6 March, Ghana will be celebrating 65 years of independence. Many of us won’t be able to make it down to Ghana to celebrate, but London has some excellent Ghanaian restaurants that will take your tastebuds straight to Accra.
As you plan how to celebrate the special day, check out these six spots serving up the greatest Ghanaian eats.
The Gold Coast Bar and Restaurant
This restaurant in South Norwood is an institution for London’s Ghanaian diaspora. Since 2004, Gold Coast has been delivering the warmest Ghanaian hospitality and a vibe that is as good as the food it serves. It offers a wide variety of familiar dishes, from sharing platters of domedo and chofi to bowls of delicious hot pepper soup. The music is always on point and there’s even a beer garden to enjoy when the weather is just right.
📍 224 Portland Rd, London SE25 4QB
Bedidi means “come and eat” in Twi, and you’ll be glad you did after you’ve had your fill of their food. This little family-owned and operated spot in Edgware has a real chop bar feel. It’s complete with incredibly warm and friendly service and meals that taste like home. Bedidi’s traditional soups are second to none, always served piping hot and in generous hearty portions. The restaurant also has a few vegan and vegetarian dishes, so those who prefer to go meatless can still get a taste of Ghana.
📍 29 Watling Ave, Burnt Oak, Edgware HA8 0LF
What better spot to celebrate 6 March than the restaurant named after Ghana’s year of independence? Since opening in September last year, 19FiftySeven quickly made a name for itself as a great place for beautifully plated dishes and a high-end atmosphere. Located in Peckham, the restaurant has been wowing its guests with a modern take on Ghanaian classics like yam balls, yam chinchinga and waakye. They’re even launching a traditional weekly brunch menu this Independence Day with treasured dishes like nkatenkwan and okro soup.
📍 660 Old Kent Rd, London SE15 1JF
Asafo is perfect if you’re looking for a chill vibe and a great meal. Located in Streatham, this small but mighty restaurant has Ghanaian dishes that are easy on the wallet. Asafo’s wide selection of authentic dishes like kontomire stew and banku and tilapia will certainly satisfy any craving for Ghanaian food. The restaurant is both a takeaway spot and a casual dining spot so you can dine in and enjoy the atmosphere or take the food with you for a feast at home.
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📍 60 Morrish Rd, Brixton Hill, London SW2 4EG
Kate’s Café London
It’s often said that food cooked with passion is the best, and a meal at Kate’s Café London will prove how true this is. This cosy spot in Plaistow has a menu packed with all the greatest hits of Ghanaian cuisine with a hint of British influence. Customers can try some of the best jollof in the city and harder to find dishes like tuo zaafi. Kate’s Café London will take you on a tasty tour of Ghana all while making you feel right at home.
📍 174 Balaam Street, London, E13 8RD
Fans of Akwasi Brenya-Mensa’s pop-ups and supper clubs will love Tatale, a new restaurant opening this spring in The Africa Centre in Southwark. Tatale will be the latest in London to serve up Pan-African food with Ghanaian influences. The menu has food with finesse that will inspire comfort and nostalgia. Guests can expect clever takes on classic flavours, like omo tuo and nkatenkwan with sesame and a tasty Milo chocolate mousse. Tatale won’t be open this Independence Day, but keep this restaurant on your radar for your next special occasion!
📍 The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL
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